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Old September 30 2013, 11:15 AM   #1
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Terminator 1 or 2: Similar movies?

Hi all, I'm a huge fan of robots. In both Terminator 1 and 2 I really love how the T-800's(Arnold) have a specific mission and everything they do is based around achieving their mission. I loved the scenes in the first Terminator where the T-800 is sitting in his room trying to plan his next move in order to complete his mission. The T-1000 has a mission as well, but I prefer the T-800's because we get to see the world from their perspective and I really enjoyed this facet of both movies. I was also completely infatuated with the episode 'Self Made Man' from the Sarah Connor Chronicles.

I'd love to be able to was wanting to look at some similar movies, or even TV shows, that I could check out that people with similar tastes to mine could recommend.

Thank you!

Edit: I also really appreciated how the T-800's were completely logical. It was as if they said "Okay, here's the goal and now let's go about achieving it."
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Old October 1 2013, 01:51 AM   #2
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Re: Terminator 1 or 2: Similar movies?

Westworld (1973). In particular, the climax of the movie very much anticipates the first Terminator movie. You'll see what I mean if you watch it. (No spoilers!)

Alas, the sequel Futureworld is somewhat less interesting.
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Old October 1 2013, 03:57 AM   #3
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Re: Terminator 1 or 2: Similar movies?

Holy Crap dude, another thread asking for movie suggestions? Is this all you do?
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Old October 1 2013, 04:21 AM   #4
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Re: Terminator 1 or 2: Similar movies?

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Holy Crap dude, another thread asking for movie suggestions? Is this all you do?
This.

Dude, seriously, you've got umpteen threads asking for suggestions on movies/shows similar to ones you just watched. Learn to use Google and stop using this board as your personal research team for your entertainment choices.
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Old October 1 2013, 05:03 AM   #5
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Re: Terminator 1 or 2: Similar movies?

I give you full credit for this Trekker:

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You know what the internet needs? Some sort of mechanism, an "engine" if you will in which you input terms. This "engine" will then "search" for answers for you. Something like that would be great. Maybe there could be on popular one that nearly everyone uses to the point of whatever this mechanism is called just simply gets called by the name of this dominating force.

But, such a thing is left to science fiction, I guess.
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Old October 1 2013, 07:22 AM   #6
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Re: Terminator 1 or 2: Similar movies?

Similar? How about Terminator 3 and 4.
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Old October 1 2013, 02:09 PM   #7
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Westworld (1973). In particular, the climax of the movie very much anticipates the first Terminator movie. You'll see what I mean if you watch it. (No spoilers!)

Alas, the sequel Futureworld is somewhat less interesting.
Alright, thanks!

By the way, it doesn't have to feature a robot, it could be a cyborg or even something from the show Dark Angel episode called 'Red'.
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Old October 1 2013, 07:15 PM   #8
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Re: Terminator 1 or 2: Similar movies?

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Holy Crap dude, another thread asking for movie suggestions? Is this all you do?
This.

Dude, seriously, you've got umpteen threads asking for suggestions on movies/shows similar to ones you just watched. Learn to use Google and stop using this board as your personal research team for your entertainment choices.
In a similar vein:
Here, let me Google that for you
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Old October 1 2013, 10:49 PM   #9
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Re: Terminator 1 or 2: Similar movies?

I seem to recall a Terminator knockoff called Nemesis or something like that. The first and second movie, I think were pretty decent, but, the 3rd and 4th one descended into softcore porn.
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Old October 2 2013, 12:08 AM   #10
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I seem to recall a Terminator knockoff called Nemesis or something like that. The first and second movie, I think were pretty decent, but, the 3rd and 4th one descended into softcore porn.
I certainly share your opinion of T4, but T3 was nothing but a remake of T2 with the ending reversed. It wasn't bad, it had just been made already 12 years earlier.

And done much better the first time around.
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Old October 2 2013, 01:15 AM   #11
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There was a movie in the early 90s called "Eve of Destruction" where Gregory Hines is tasked with stopping a cyborg that looks female.
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Old October 2 2013, 03:13 AM   #12
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Westworld (1973). In particular, the climax of the movie very much anticipates the first Terminator movie. You'll see what I mean if you watch it. (No spoilers!)

Alas, the sequel Futureworld is somewhat less interesting.
I watched Westworld 2yrs ago for the first time. Didn't know about this sequel. ***Off to Netflix****

Edit: They don't have it but I did see the IMDB page.
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Old October 2 2013, 03:39 AM   #13
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Westworld (1973). In particular, the climax of the movie very much anticipates the first Terminator movie. You'll see what I mean if you watch it. (No spoilers!)

Alas, the sequel Futureworld is somewhat less interesting.
I watched Westworld 2yrs ago for the first time. Didn't know about this sequel. ***Off to Netflix****

Edit: They don't have it but I did see the IMDB page.
There was also a very short-lived TV series: Beyond Westworld.

As I recall, it wasn't very good.
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Old October 2 2013, 04:37 AM   #14
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I believe they are developing Westworld as a series for Showtime. I liked the movie but I think could be even a stronger series.
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Old October 2 2013, 09:38 AM   #15
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I seem to recall a Terminator knockoff called Nemesis or something like that. The first and second movie, I think were pretty decent, but, the 3rd and 4th one descended into softcore porn.
I certainly share your opinion of T4, but T3 was nothing but a remake of T2 with the ending reversed. It wasn't bad, it had just been made already 12 years earlier.

And done much better the first time around.
I'm pretty sure he was referring to Nemesis 3 and 4, not Terminator 3 & 4.
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